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How to Streamline Post-Processing for Unity Web-Based Games

Crafting games for WebGL in Unity may appear deceptively simple at first glance. While it's widely known that you can toggle the build settings to WebGL and hit the build button, the journey is often far more intricate than expected.

Having transitioned over 20 games to the web, we can attest to the myriad challenges encountered along the way. From performance hiccups to functionalities failing on mobile platforms, from unexpected crashes to frustrating build failures, the path to successful WebGL deployment is rife with obstacles.

Recognizing the need for a streamlined solution, we've developed Pley's post-processing tool. Designed with the developer in mind, this innovative tool aims to alleviate the pain points associated with WebGL game development, offering a smoother and more efficient process from start to finish. With Pley, your journey to web-based gaming excellence is poised to become a more seamless and rewarding experience.

What is Post-Processing in Video Games?

Post-processing in video games involves automatic optimizations, adjustments, and compressions to ensure smooth gameplay on various platforms. It includes fine-tuning settings, resolving bugs, optimizing code, adjusting configurations, enhancing audio controls, and implementing fixes tailored to specific platforms like WebGL.

In modern game engines such as Unity or Unreal, automated post-processing isn't standard. Developers must manually optimize their settings and code for the platform they're building for. This manual optimization process can be complex, involving identifying and fixing bugs, ensuring compatibility across platforms, and adjusting configurations.

Without efficient tools or automated processes, the time and effort required for manual optimization increases significantly, potentially causing delays in game development and performance issues upon release. Automating and customizing settings, compression, and optimizations is crucial for efficient game development.

Therefore, having access to comprehensive tools and solutions tailored to the target platform is essential. Pley's end-to-end solution can greatly streamline the post-processing workflow, allowing developers to focus more on creativity and gameplay refinement, rather than getting bogged down in technical intricacies.

Streamlining Post-Processing with Pley

Pley revolutionizes the post-processing journey by seamlessly integrating advanced automation into every step. As soon as you upload your build through Pley’s SDK to the Game Manager at, the magic unfolds.

In just a moment, essential patches are instantly applied to fix any issues (~20 seconds). But that's not all. Post-processing then refines the build (~20 minutes) for optimal web performance.

This process includes applying WebGL settings, Unity version-specific bug fixes and WebAssembly code optimization. As for the browser settings, the process even includes configuration adjustments for web functionality, audio control enhancements, browser compatibility improvements. Lastly, automatic rectification of common errors encountered during mobile-to-web transitions.

This process encompasses the application of WebGL settings, Unity version-specific bug fixes, and optimization of WebAssembly code. Furthermore, it entails fine-tuning browser settings for enhanced web functionality, improving audio controls, and ensuring compatibility across various browsers.

The process even includes automatic rectification of common errors encountered during mobile-to-web transitions is seamlessly integrated into the process. Lastly, Pley incorporates recent fixes developed for other games and applies optimal compression techniques to web assets and code.

Examples of Post-Processing

During post-processing, the system implements numerous automatic optimizations to enhance the game's web performance.

Our main goal is to ensure that the codebase remains consistent across different platforms such as iOS, Android, and the web. This will make development and maintenance processes more efficient. This will help streamline the development and maintenance processes.

Leveraging #IF UNITY_WEBGL directives and automatic fixes during build processing, Pley simplifies cross-platform development, eliminating the need for separate game versions for each platform. With

Pley's tools, developers can focus on crafting immersive gameplay experiences while effortlessly delivering them across various platforms.

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